Toad Suck Toad
Okay, the name alone ought to make you want to put this in your garden! Developed by Double Helix Farms up in Conroe, Arkansas, this one was a surprise for us. A truly froggy color green, suiting its name well! What was interesting was that it is actually very good! The trick is to learn when to pick it. I was growing it down in Victoria while Lenny was growing it up in Elysian Fields. I picked mine, bit into it and I spit it right out with a couple curse words. I figured a cool name or not, I will not offer this to my customers. When I got back home to Elysian Fields, Lenny had hers ready for a taste test. I made a face and said "No Thanks!". She could not believe that because she had been eating hers and loved them. So, I took a small bite and...WOW! It was very good! True, classic Tomato flavor leaning a bit on the sweet side. Turns out I had picked mine too early and I suspect I had been growing mine too dry (soil in Victoria is pure sand, like a kids sandbox). Her plants were huge, mine were a bit stunted looking. So, if you do not like it, wait a bit, and try again. All of a sudden the flavor is terrific and very juicy! Average fruit size is about 3-4oz. with heavy production. As each season goes by, I really like Toad Suck more and more! Another interesting thing is the plants have a rather blue tint to them.